On The Homefront

Ryan Humbert - The Shootouts, Opry Debut and New Album

20 Questions is our opportunity to talk with various people in the country music industry. Everyone from musicians and singers to concert promoters and radio executives.

This month we talk to Ryan Humbert, who is the lead singer and front man for the Akron-based group, The Shootouts, who will be releasing...Read More »

Jay Allen to perform at Alzheimers Benefit at Thirsty Cowboy

Alzheimers disease is a condition that not only takes the memories of the person affected, but creates heartbreak for their loved one’s, as well. It affects more than 5 million people in America, so we all likely know someone whose life has been changed by this disease.

Watching someone you love...Read More »

Heart of CCC hosts Local Country Jam fundraiser

The Heart of CCC (Cleveland Country Charities) is a charitable organization that holds an annual benefit...Read More »

Akron based group The Shootouts to make Grand Ole Opry debut

In every genre of music there are pinnacles that reflect the success of the artists body of work. In Country Music, one of those pinnacles is to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. The Akron based country, honky-tonk and western swing group The Shootouts will reach the ‘holy grail of...Read More »

Cleveland Music Awards Country Nominees

Cleveland Music Awards are celebrating local and regional music from Northeast Ohio and the surrounding area by not only presenting trophies, but by promoting the musical acts and venues that provide the soundtrack to the area’s live music scene. The awards feature categories...Read More »

Gov. DeWine Declares 'Dolly Parton Day' in Ohio

Governor Mike DeWine has declared Tuesday, August 9, 2022, honorary Dolly Parton Day in Ohio. The country music star and philanthropists and Ohio’s First Lady Fran DeWine will be in Columbus that day to celebrate the success of her Imagination Library in the Buckeye state.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination...Read More »

WGAR Country Jam Skipping 2022

Normally, by this time of the year we would be gearing up for the WGAR Country Jam and waiting for the final schedule of artists to be released. But, as many have guessed, the event is taking 2022 off.

The Country Jam originally began in 1992 at North Coast Harbor in...Read More »

Styles Haury Co-Writes Luke Bryan's New Song "Country On"

When I first saw singer/songwriter Styles Haury perform six years ago at a benefit in Medina, Ohio, he shared what he wanted to do with his career and how he planned to make a name for himself in country music. Pretty big sights for a kid from a small town.

But,...Read More »

The Country Fest Already Planning to Reduce Overcrowding

When The Country Fest began, they never knew how big they would become.

The events original policy stated since 2010, that they would never sell out of tickets at their home at Clay’s Resort Jellystone Park, but after last year’s Luke Combs concert they knew it might not stay that way....Read More »

Jessica Hannan Band Countrifies Ohio Bike Week 2022

On Friday, May 28th, I made my way to a bar in Sandusky, Ohio, called Margaritaville, an outdoor venue for local bands.  Ohio Bike Week always brings out a ton of local bands to this stage.  On this day I happened across a group called the Jessica Hannan Band.  Lead...Read More »

Power Goes Out, Walker Hayes Still Goes On

The age old saying of ‘the show must go on’ came to mind last night, as only minutes before Walker Hayes would take the stage – the power went out. Walker was performing at Thirsty Cowboy in Medina for the WGAR Morning Show’s Wazz & Carletta’s Birthday Bash.

The staff of...Read More »

Caitlyn Smith and Kassi Ashton Perform at Think Pink Party

Caitlyn Smith and Kassi Ashton perform for the Think Pink Party at Jilly’s Music Room in Akron on Wednesday, May 25. The event is part of WQMX’s Charity Concerts with proceeds benefiting their Bosom Buddies program which provides free mammograms for those area residents that would otherwise not be able...Read More »

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